Investigation of Process of Cutting Fruit and Vegetable Raw Materials into Slices Using Rotary Chopper

  • N. LebedEmail author
  • N. Antonova
  • G. Rusakova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


A general outline and description of the operation of an automated rotary chopper for horticultural raw material have been presented. Theoretical researches of cutting operation with the device proposed have been carried out, with obtaining a relevant mathematical model, as well as a simplified theoretical model the algorithm of which has been implemented in a computer program. An experimental model of a rotary horticultural raw material chopper has been developed and made. The knife approach angles, as well as the cutting forces of raw materials to be processed with various knife layouts, have been experimentally defined. The experimental data obtained have a high verifiability with mathematical models where the divergence between similar indicators does not exceed 5%. A positive effect of using the chopper includes lowered power consumption during the operation, as well as the minimum destruction of the structure of raw materials processed and high productivity. As a result of the research carried out, methods and calculation algorithms allowing to qualitatively estimate the dynamic condition of the material being processed have been developed and that enabled to analyze the condition of the equipment proposed and achieve rational design parameters and operating modes.


Operating procedures Cutting Slices Apples Potatoes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Research Center for AgroecologyRussian Academy of SciencesVolgogradRussia
  2. 2.Anapa Industrial Technical SchoolAnapaRussia
  3. 3.Volgograd State Technical UniversityVolgogradRussia

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